Ohio Wesleyan to Hold Nov. 13 Heritage Day Celebration

Event to Commemorate 160 Years of Greek Life on Campus

20131024-HeritageDayDELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University will host its seventh annual Heritage Day celebration Nov. 13. This year’s event, “Not Four Years but for Life: Celebrating 160 Years of Greek Life,” will include a “Review of the Decades” at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

The free, evening presentation will take the audience on a journey from the 1850s to today, highlighting major achievements and events in the history of Ohio Wesleyan fraternity and sorority life. Active chapters will perform vignettes to capture the spirit of each story, and alumni speakers will return to campus to tell their stories.

During the event, Order of Omega will announce the David Hamilton Smith Award for Outstanding Greek Alumni Contribution to recognize the impact of Greek alumni at the university.

For those unable to attend, the event will be webcast and archived at stream.owu.edu.

Additional daytime activities will include Heritage Day poster displays from every active Greek organization and a “Seek the Greeks” matching contest, giving registered groups an opportunity to match clues about famous OWU Greek alumni to their photographs.

Ohio Wesleyan celebrates Heritage Day each year on or as close as possible to Nov. 13 to commemorate the first day of classes in 1844. For more information about Heritage Day, visit heritageday.owu.edu. For information about OWU fraternity and sorority life, visit greek.owu.edu.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,850 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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